Raspberries & Blackberries

Longtime North Carolina blackberry, muscadine grower Miles Linberger dies

Miles Ervin Lineberger, 80, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Jan. 3 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina, after a month long battle with COVID-19. According to his obituary, Mr. Lineberger was born Jan.... more »

Andersoni-system well suited to Spanish raspberries

Raspberry growers in southwest Spain tend to have two crops, at different stages, in production at the same time. One is grown from established bushes previously pruned back, while the second crop is planted more... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association plans virtual 2021 conference

The 2021 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) Conference  will be held virtually, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and the safety of travel and group events. "We are excited about the possibilities that a... more »

Agricultural Research Service releases three new blackberries

The best of Eastern and Western blackberry genetics have been melded to create Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight, three new blackberry varieties released by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS' Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis,... more »

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech,... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Bumblebees contribute to high-quality blackberries

Why use bumblebees in blackberry cultivation? Particularly in humid conditions, these diligent pollinators are very welcome. The reason being that excess pollen can be a breeding place for fungi in wet periods. By collecting all... more »

2020 Caneberry Pricing Survey Report released

The North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association, in collaboration with North Carolina State University and the University of Arkansas, conducted its biennial pricing survey. Daniel Tregeagle of the NC State Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics led... more »

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